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  • Osceola’s manufacturing impact recognized by state, local officials

    When you have the governor and secretary of agriculture from your state come to your community to discuss business growth and achievement, you may be ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Teen team participants recognized in annual cookout contest

    There were 11 entries in the Clarke County Farm Bureau annual cookout contest this year.Unfortunatel ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Farm Bureau response team comes through

    Clarke County Farm Bureau response team made up of Dale Escher, John Siefkas, Kelly Curnes, Spencer Abbott, Andy Gonseth, Randy Barnard and Tom Carson ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Renewal requirements for weapon permits

    Iowa law governing non-professional permits to carry weapons changed Jan. 1, 2011. One major change was that Iowa went from a “may issue” state to a “ ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa Permit-to-Carry renewal qualifications to be held

    RUSSELL — Certified instructors will conduct Iowa Permit-to-Carry renewal qualifications at the Russell Sportsmen’s Club range Oct. 11 and 17.  Partic ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Local artist featured in Des Moines

    The public is invited to see “Exhibition 2015” at the Des Moines Art Center, featuring nine wheel-thrown, hand built and sculptural clay works by Mary ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • 15 years and counting

    For 15-year anniversaries, it’s common for crystal to be given as a gift.So, here’s a “toast” to Lak ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Needing the drive

    You can’t get where you need to go if there’s nobody to drive you there.This has become a major issu ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Murray schools will construct greenhouse to grow produce with $10,000 grant

    MURRAY – Murray Community School District has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Survey results from CDG open house

    Visitors to the annual Community Diversity Gardens open house June 25 had an opportunity to participate in a survey.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Brimm to compete for FFA award

    INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization (FFA) announced Kooper Brimm of the Osceola Big Chief FFA was selected as a national finalist for the Nat ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Clarke County SCICF awards grant to band boosters

    Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) awarded a grant to Clarke Band Boosters for a new brass drum and trap set.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Clarke marching band to perform in home show review

    Clarke Community High School Marching band will be performing their show “Elton John” for the community of Osceola and Clarke County 2 p.m. Sunday, Oc ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • CCH hosts vascular screening event

    Clarke County Hospital is hosting a vascular screening event Saturday, Oct. 24.Have you been diagnos ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Fry releases information on legislative page program

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program.  Each year the Iowa House of Representatives and Iowa Senate empl ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Osceola’s young professionals

    While Kasi Jones may be new to her job at Mosaic in South Central Iowa, her face is a familiar one around town.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Buddy Benches

    Two years ago, Cole Pontier found an article in Scholastic magazine about a boy who took it upon himself to a Buddy Bench project for his school.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Clarke County SCICF awards $3,000 to Murray Lions Club

    MURRAY — Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) granted the Murray Lions Club $3,000 to erect a shelter for patrons of the Murr ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Supervisors move on stronger financial management opportunities

    In an effort taken by the Clarke County Board of Supervisors to lower debt and reduce funds required to run the county, duties for road and bridge mai ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Animal Health and Surgery introduces Dr. Jones

    Animal Health and Surgery introduces Dr. Stan Jones, associate veterinarian.Dr. Jones is a 1990 grad ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Free trap shoot scheduled

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club and Southern Prairie Pheasants Forever will conduct a free trap shoot for middle school through high school student ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Muzzle loading rifle match scheduled

    RUSSELL — Russell Sportsmen’s Club will conduct a muzzle loading rifle match 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The public is invited and youths are welcome.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Pontier named ‘Future Discover Award’ scholarship winner by ISU

    Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has presented 10 “Future Discovery Awards” to 4-H participants at the 2015 Iowa State Fai ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 9:50 am
  • ‘Salt in the wound’

    Osceola City Councilmen weren’t afraid to publicly let their feelings be known during a Sept. 15 meeting.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • CCRC vows response to letter to the editor

    Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC) officials have publicly stated there will be a response to a letter to the editor directed at them that ran ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Things are chugging right along with plans for Osceola’s historic train depot.During a Sept. 1 Osceo ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Reader Poll

    The first day of autumn is Wednesday, Sept. 23? What is your favorite thing about the fall?
    Going to pumpkin patches/corn mazes
    Drinking apple cider/pumpkin spice lattes
    Going to football games